What does an ideal skincare routine look like?
Apr 30, 2023
Are you wondering how to apply your skincare products? In this blog article, we're going to walk you through the ideal skincare routine.
There is a proper order to get the most out of your skincare routine. Specifically, there are four basic steps that are beneficial to all skin types: cleanse, treat, moisturize, and protect. Keep reading to discover the keys to a radiant, healthy complexion.
Step 1: Cleanse
Every routine should start with a cleanser. Morning and night, this is the essential first step.
Take the time to cleanse and remove makeup, sunscreen, dirt, and pollutants that have accumulated throughout the day. This will help prevent clogged pores and breakouts. Plus, it will create the perfect foundation for the next steps in your routine.
Choose a mild cleanser that gently removes impurities without irritating the skin or disrupting the skin barrier.
Step 2: Treat
The second step can take many different forms.
It can include a water-based essence or serum containing hydrating ingredients, such as humectants. A well-known example is hyaluronic acid, which retains water and helps keep skin hydrated, plump and glowing. All skin types can benefit from more water, which allows the epidermis to function properly. Our REVITALIZING MOUNTAIN FLOWER SERUM goes above and beyond to provide intensive hydration for skin that's noticeably healthy and supple.
This second step may also involve the use of eye creams or serums formulated to counteract the signs of aging and free radical damage.
Step 3: Moisturize
The third step is a non-negotiable in any skin care routine. Moisturizing supports the skin's barrier function, prevents water loss and improves skin texture. It's worth remembering that moisturizing comes after hydration (step 2).
There are a wide variety of options for different seasons and skin types. So this step can take the form of a light lotion, cream or facial oil. Facial oils can be used in place of a cream or applied on top.
Our ALPINE FLOWER FACE OIL contains an intensely nourishing blend of vegetable oils infused with local alpine flowers.
Step 4: Protect
The last step in your daytime skincare routine should include sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. It will go a long way in slowing down the signs of photoaging.
If you have trouble remembering the exact order, there is a very simple rule:
"Apply the lightest first and the heaviest last".